Prosperity In Affliction

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Before the years of famine came, two sons were born to Joseph by Asenath daughter of Potiphera, priest of On.  Joseph named his firstborn Manasseh and said, “It is because God has made me forget all my trouble and all my father’s household.”  the second son he named Ephraim and said, “It is because God has made me fruitful in the land of my suffering.  (Genesis 41:50-52)

In affliction we have boundaries and freedom.   (Genesis 41:14-16)

Jesus answered, “It is written:  ‘Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.”(Romans 12:12)

As Christians we will be able to forget the pain.  (Romans 8:18)

We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair, persecuted, but not abandoned, struck down, but not destroyed.  (2 Corinthians 4:8-9)

Jesus will make us fruitful in our affliction.  (Hosea 2:14-15)

“Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.  Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way the  persecuted the prophets who were before you.  (Matthew 5:11-12)



Posted by admin in Sermons on January 7, 2013